Goodbye and Hello

Tim Buckley


writers: Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
album: Track 9 in album Goodbye and Hello
release date: 1967-11-4
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Jazz Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 8:41

Album Information

label: Elektra
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Tim Buckley Goodbye and Hello cover art


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The antique people are down in the dungeons
Their heads in the grave and their hands on their eyes
Pretending forever their masquerade towers
And I wave goodbye to iron

All around the balloons -- I will live
To the breeze from the moon -- I can give
With the colors of sun -- Seed of day
As all become one -- Know the Way
The velocity addicts explode on the highways
Their nerves fall apart and they gasp but can't breathe
Petrified by tradition in a nightmare they stagger
Into nowhere at all and they look up aghast
And smile hello to a rose
O the new children play -- I am young
Sky blue or gray -- I am strong
Moving so slow -- You the strange
Gracefully grow -- Feel the change

Sleepwalk down the hallways dragging behind
As they go to worship the electronic shrine
In that hollowest house of the opulent blind
And smile hello to a stream
O the new children buy -- I am young
Without a dime -- I am strong
Nobody owns -- You the strange
Everyone's grown -- Feel the change

And shatter their audience with submachine guns
Do a balancing act on the graves of our sons
And Love the Magician disappears in the fun
And smile hello to the rain
O the new children can't -- I am young
Quick to enchant -- I am strong
Handfuls of dawn -- You the strange
Come from beyond -- Feel the change

Like sheep to the shrieks and commands of their wives
See them all faking love on a bed made of knives
And in secret divorce they will never survive
And smile hello to a girl
O the new children kiss -- I am young
Womanwood bliss -- I am strong
Knowing no fear -- You the strange
Honest and clear - Feel the change

Like newspapers flaming in mind suicide
Their sham sandcastles dissolve in the tide
The new children will live for the elders have died
And smile hello to the world


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 No Man Can Find the War
  • 2 Carnival Song
  • 3 Pleasant Street
  • 4 Hallucinations
  • 5 I Never Asked to Be Your Mountain
  • 6 Once I Was
  • 7 Phantasmagoria in Two
  • 8 Knight-Errant
  • 9 Goodbye and Hello
  • 10 Morning Glory